Abu Jihad and Bartholomew Vestibule have struck again, in Battaramulla
Amma started a blog, largely spurred by her experiences on the protest line in the Free Trade Zone. Apparently the women there get harrassed daily (or nightly as it were) by flashers and zipper-men. This is a serious issue, however, I would like to draw attention to a lesser pandemic striking Colombo itself. There are reports of Sri Lankan boys visiting respectable houses, playing cards and taking off their pants. I have not personally seen any penises this weekend, but apparently unwitting mothers and womenfolk have. If you are holding house parties, piriths or bar mitzvahs, I’d recommend frisking your guest for card-packs. Furthermore, I have police sketches of the two main suspects, Abu Jihad and Bartholomew Vestibule. They are, as you might suspect, Al Qaeda affiliated. Why Sri Lankan men cannot behave themselves in public is beyond me.
I have never personally seen this ‘Hubba Hubba’ but I think it’s a card game that involves drinking and removing clothes. I assume that both sexes can play it, but I’ve only heard reports of naked men. Actually, I think it’s much better than getting into fights but, you know, keep your eye out. Should you encounter the two naked men
I like Colombo cause everyone acts like they’re in high school, with no particular reprecussions. It gets a little weird sometimes but on the whole I’d say it adds to the, shall we say, culture of the place. If you get in a fight at a Expos game or college football they’ll throw you out, no questions asked. Same thing with nudity, drunk driving etc. In SL, however, the law simply doesn’t apply to a whole class of people. We took Western law and order and kinda pasted it on top of a seething mass of tribal favors and relationships and wondered why nothing works. Rule of law is only skin-deep here and connections and family pull the strings much tighter than words ever could. The cops don’t arrest anyone cause they might be some minister’s son, and that’s much worse than, say, not doing your job. I’m pretty sure you can actually kill people, as long as they’re not white or connected. Though Hubba Hubba has nothing to do with that. I think if more people took their pants off Sri Lanka would be a safer place for everyone.